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[ale] CentOS 5.0 released!!
What makes CentOS such a draw?
Pardon my naivete, but I've been playing in the OSX world quite a bit
lately. I'm a full on Linux veteran, but last I heard Ubuntu was the
'hot new thing' (even though it doesn't impress me as much as Slackware,
but I digress). I know it's built on a SELinux core, but that's pretty
much all I know about it.
NOTE: This is not flamebait, I'm strictly curious why I'm hearing so
much about CentOS lately (and why all the VMware images seem to be built
upon it). PLEASE DON'T FLAME and/or reply unless you're answering the
Warren Myers wrote:
> ahh, good point
> didn't think about the compat libs
> On 4/12/07, *Michael B. Trausch* <fd0man at gmail.com
> <mailto:fd0man at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-04-12 at 18:56 -0400, Warren Myers wrote:
>> whoa! it's 7 CDs or 1 DVD for the x64 edition.
>> What makes it that much bigger? (and don't tell me that files are
>> all twice the size cause it's 64-bit and not 32 :) )
> The compiled size of code is different for every architecture,
> which is part of it.
> For the x86-64 machines, there are also 32-bit compatibility
> libraries, which add to the system. For example, I am using
> Ubuntu on my new AMD64 dual-core system, and have the 32-bit
> compatibility libraries installed for various things (among them,
> the ability to run Flash and Java, though I haven't figured out
> how to get the Java plug-in working quite yet because I haven't
> seriously needed it yet).
> -- Mike
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